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Juno Mission Gets Goes for Launch

What it sounded like as Juno got the final go-aheads to launch for Jupiter. Steve Mirsky reports

It’s tough to beat watching a spaceship lift off. But for us audio fans, there’s another sequence during launch preparation that’s awfully compelling. At 12:18 P.M. Eastern time, today, August 5th, flight controllers went through the final status check of the Juno Mission to Jupiter. Courtesy of NASA TV, here’s what it sounded like.

[audio of status check rundown]

—Steve Mirsky

[The above text is a transcript of this podcast.]

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